LOIs are accepted for one month leading up to sector deadlines, and grant invitations occur twice a year. See the calendar to better understand where your organization falls within the grant cycles.
Preference for LOIs to be within 1-2 pages, and include the following on organizational letterhead:
1. Introduction: name of organization, amount requested, short project description, referals if applicable, & how project alligns with the Geisse Foundation's mission.
2. Organization Description: short paragraph on the who, what, where, why, & how of your organization.
3. Project information (bullet point acceptable): the target population, scope of impact, anticipated outcomes, and sustainability of project.
4. Note any sources of income already secured or committed to the project.
LOIs should be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 2: Grant Application
Grant applications are distributed after LOI decisions are made. The foundation uses the Colorado Common Grant Application for new grantees. Returning or current grantees may be invited to submit an abbreviated application.
STEP 3: Reporting
The Geisse Foundation requires reporting, but the type and frequency of reporting will be determined on a case by case basis.